Mud Woman

Poems from the Clay

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The clay sculptures of Nora Naranjo-Morse have been critically hailed for both their humor and their blending of traditional and modern styles. Now with Mud Woman she calls on her equal talent as a poet, juxtaposing clay and words to capture not only the essence of the creative process but also the satisfactions and complications of what it means to be a Pueblo Indian woman in the late twentieth century.
"All of these poems and ceramics testify to the artist's willingness to question, to experiment, to take chances, and to grow. . . . We come away from this book with a deep appreciation for the making and knowing that lie behind these ceramic and poetic creations." —Native Peoples

"Naranjo-Morse's poems . . . have a power arising from the immediacy of heartfelt experience. . . . This volume certainly walks in beauty with a sculpted balance between its two artistic media." —Western American Literature

"Mud Woman is a delightful and entertaining effort exploring the wonder of life and the joy of living in a unique and powerful way." —Chronicle-Journal/Times-News (Canada)

"Both moving and delightful. . . . A fine and welcome addition to any collection that includes Native American literature" —Booklist

"A wonderfully gentle and imaginative text, brought to life by a skillful artist in an uncommon dialogue of pottery and poems." —American Book Review
Mud Woman
127 Pages 6 x 8.25 x 0.4
Published: February 1992Paperback ISBN: 9780816512812

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